This is the guide to Guard Duty, a Halo machinima series centering on a group of guards who get more than they asked for after complaining too much. Ongoing since 2011.

SERIES

Guard Duty

Guard Duty is a Halo machinima web series created by Syp. It centers on the security guards stationed on Outpost Black Out (and later Outpost Cold Storage) as they complain about their lives and end up getting roped into something they didn’t ask for. The first season consists of 8 episodes that aired from 2012 to 2013, plus a pilot that aired in 2011. It utilized the Halo 3 engine on Xbox 360. The second season, airing since 2022, is set to have 8 episodes. Like its predecessor, it initially utilized the Halo 3 engine on Xbox 360 for its first three episodes, though switched to Halo: The Master Chief Collection‘s version on Xbox One starting with Elsewhere.

WarGames

WarGames is a companion series to Guard Duty. It takes place before and during Season 1. It centers on a group of robots built for the UNSC Infinity’s WarGames simulated series of firefight matches being retrofitted for real military operations. It consists of six episodes, with two more on the way, that have aired in 2013 and 2022. It has utilized the Halo 3, Halo: Reach, Halo 4, and Halo 2: Anniversary engines on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

CENTRAL CHARACTERS

Miller

Captain Mitchell Miller is a main character in Guard Duty, voiced by Syp since Clueless. He is the head guard of Outpost Black Out and later Outpost Cold Storage. According to him in The Point, he fought in the war. He also mentions having a wife in Clueless, though she is said to be deceased. He was previously voiced by Chase Hobby until Annoyances and James Brown Jr. in Bagels.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: CQB (with Mark VI shoulder pads)
Armor Color: Sage / White
Occupation: Head Guard / Explosives Specialist
Affiliation: Outpost Cold Storage (formerly Outpost Black Out)
First Appearance: “Something”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Syp

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (6 episodes)
• Guard Duty Season 2 (3 episodes)

June

Lance Corporal June Vega is a main character in Guard Duty, voiced by Syp. She is a security guard stationed on Outpost Black Out and later Outpost Cold Storage. She is Nicole’s twin sister. During the first eight episodes, she is known as Josh, but with her transition to a woman at the start of Clueless, she is now known as June.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Armor: Mark VI (with Mark V helmet)
Armor Color: Steel / Violet
Occupation: Weapons Specialist
Affiliation: Outpost Cold Storage (formerly Outpost Black Out)
First Appearance: “Talking”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Syp

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (8 episodes + Pilot)
• Guard Duty Season 2 (4 episodes)

Nicole

Corporal Nicole Vega is a main character in Guard Duty, voiced by Xanthe Folan since Reactionary. She is a security guard stationed on Outpost Black Out and later Outpost Cold Storage. She is June’s twin sister. She was previously voiced by Firesinopa until Annoyances.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Armor: Mark VI
Armor Color: Violet / Orange
Occupation: Environmental Specialist
Affiliation: Outpost Cold Storage (formerly Outpost Black Out)
First Appearance: “Infinity”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Xanthe Folan

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (2 episodes)
• Guard Duty Season 2 (2 episodes)

Sarah

Private First Class Sarah Daws is a main character in Guard Duty, voiced by Ella Rhee since Trapped!. She is a vehicle engineer and security guard stationed on Outpost Black Out and later Outpost Cold Storage. She was previously portrayed by Winter until Bagels.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Armor: Mark VI
Armor Color: Lavender / Pink
Occupation: Vehicle Engineer
Affiliation: Outpost Cold Storage (formerly Outpost Black Out)
First Appearance: “The Point”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Ella Rhee

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (5 episodes)
• Guard Duty Season 2 (4 episodes)

Geff

Private Geff Rodrigo is the main protagonist of Guard Duty, voiced by Intro-Mind since Reactionary. He is a security guard stationed on Outpost Black Out and later Outpost Cold Storage. He was previously portrayed by Syp until Paranoia. He makes a brief appearance in WarGames, being informed he and the guards will be transferred to the Spartan IV Program by Ignacio during the events of Season 1.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: Mark VI
Armor Color: Blue / White
Occupation: Janitor
Affiliation: Outpost Cold Storage (formerly Outpost Black Out)
First Appearance: “Talking”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Intro-Mind

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (7 episodes + Pilot)
• Guard Duty Season 2 (4 episodes)
• WarGames (1 episode)

The Pilot

The Pilot is a main character in Guard Duty, voiced by Revoltge. A mysterious soldier who poses as a UNSC cargo pilot, The Pilot picks up the guards stationed on Outpost Black Out after killing his co-pilot during Infinity. He returns in Elsewhere, where he is shown posing as a Spartan as he kills the guards stationed on Outpost Icebox. He was briefly portrayed by Intro-Mind in The Transfer. He is the main antagonist of Guard Duty.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: Recon (with Scout chest plate in Infinity)
Armor Color: Teal / White
Occupation: Unknown
Affiliation: Unknown
First Appearance: “The Transfer” (voice) / “Infinity” (physical)
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Revoltge

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (2 episodes)
• Guard Duty Season 2 (3 episodes)

The Stranger

The Stranger is a main character in Guard Duty, voiced by TheIdsStudios. A mysterious soldier who first appears in Paranoia spying on the guards, not much is known about him aside from him sharing the same armor colors to The Pilot, albeit in reverse order. In Elsewhere and Arrival, he is shown to be an associate of The Pilot, though they don’t appear to get along.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: EVA (with Rogue helmet)
Armor Color: White / Teal
Occupation: Unknown
Affiliation: Unknown
First Appearance: “Paranoia”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: TheIdsStudios

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 2 (4 episodes)

WARGAMES ROBOTS

Red

Red The Hunter is a robot designed for the UNSC Infinity’s WarGames firefight exercises. He is convinced he is a real human soldier and that the other soldiers are his targets as a one man army. He was voiced by Syp until BOSS. He wore the Mark V [B] chest plate in CONVO.

Information
Species: Robot
Gender: Male
Armor: Mark IV
Armor Color: Red
Occupation: Robot
Affiliation: WarGames Robot
First Appearance: “NOM”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Speakonia

Appearances
• WarGames (6 episodes)

Blue

Blue The Guy is a robot designed for the UNSC Infinity’s WarGames firefight exercises. He was voiced by Syp until WORK. He wore the Mark V [B] armor with a CQC helmet in CONVO, and wore Recruit armor in WORK.

Information
Species: Robot
Gender: Male
Armor: Mark VI
Armor Color: Blue (& White in Reach)
Occupation: Robot
Affiliation: WarGames Robot
First Appearance: “NOM”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Speakonia

Appearances
• WarGames (4 episodes)

Yellow

Yellow The Rookie is a robot designed for the UNSC Infinity’s WarGames firefight exercises. She was critical of Green, her robot commanding officer who had thought he was a Spartan, before his death. She was voiced by Syp in SPARTANS.

Information
Species: Robot
Gender: Female
Armor: Mark VI
Armor Color: Yellow
Occupation: Robot
Affiliation: WarGames Robot
First Appearance: “SPARTANS”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Speakonia

Appearances
• WarGames (3 episodes)

Green

Green The Soldier is a robot designed for the UNSC Infinity’s WarGames firefight exercises. He was shot in the head by Red in SPARTANS. He believed himself to be a Spartan. He was voiced by Syp in SPARTANS.

Information
Species: Robot
Gender: Male
Armor: Mark VI
Armor Color: Olive
Occupation: Robot
Affiliation: WarGames Robot
First Appearance: “SPARTANS”
Status: Active
Voice Actor: Speakonia

Appearances
• WarGames (3 episodes)

Pink

Pink The Brave is a robot designed for the UNSC Infinity’s WarGames firefight exercises.

Information
Species: Robot
Gender: Female
Armor: Mark VI (with Mark V helmet)
Armor Color: Pink
Occupation: Robot
Affiliation: WarGames Robot
First Appearance: “UPGRADE”
Status: Active
Voice Actor: Speakonia

Appearances
• WarGames (1 episode)

ICEBOX GUARDS

Rico

Captain Rico Suave was the head guard for Outpost Icebox. He wore similar armor to Miller. He was killed by The Pilot during the events of Elsewhere.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: CQB (with Mark VI shoulders)
Armor Color: Orange / White
Occupation: Guard
Affiliation: Outpost Icebox / Trinity Security
First Appearance: “Elsewhere”
Status: Deceased
Voice Actor: Syp

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 2 (1 episode)

Dino

Corporal Dino Jones was a guard for Outpost Icebox. He was killed by Rico during the events of Elsewhere.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: Mark VI (with ODST helmet)
Armor Color: Brown / White
Occupation: Guard
Affiliation: Outpost Icebox
First Appearance: “Elsewhere”
Status: Deceased
Voice Actor: Syp

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 2 (1 episode)

Percy

Corporal Percy O’Hara was a guard for Outpost Icebox. He was killed by The Pilot during the events of Elsewhere.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: Mark VI (with ODST helmet)
Armor Color: Violet / Red
Occupation: Guard
Affiliation: Outpost Icebox
First Appearance: “Elsewhere”
Status: Deceased
Voice Actor: Primal

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 2 (1 episode)

UNSC / ONI

Ignacio

Commander Ignacio Dominguez is a communications officer for ONI and the UNSC during Season 1. His voice is first heard in Something, yelling at Geff for annoying him. He physically appears in WarGames Story Mode, a prequel to Season 1, where he recruits the robots part of the UNSC Infinity’s simulated WarGames firefight matches. He is shown in both the Halo 2: Anniversary and Halo 3 engines.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: Security (helmet) / Mark VI (chest) / CQB (shoulders) / Centurion (with Hoplite shoulders; H2A only)
Armor Color: Steel / White
Occupation: ONI Command Operator
Affiliation: UNSC / ONI
First Appearance: “Something” (voice) / “BOSS” (physical)
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Syp

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (1 episode)
• WarGames (2 episodes)

Alana

Lieutenant Alana Reynolds was a Spartan IV tasked with bringing the guards to the UNSC Infinity before being killed by The Pilot. Not much is known about her beyond what she sounded like. She returns in WarGames, a prequel to Season 1, where she is shown working alongside Ignacio.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Armor: Lancer (helmet) / Hammerhead (chest) / Air Assault (shoulders) / Hoplite (with Centurion chest; H2A only)
Armor Color: White / Cyan
Occupation: Spartan IV
Affiliation: UNSC
First Appearance: “Infinity”
Status: Deceased
Voice Actor: Syp

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (1 episode)
• WarGames (2 episodes)

Louie

Sergeant Louie Vargas is a Spartan IV assigned to lead the WarGames robots in their first real military operation.

Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Armor: Scout (helmet) / Recon (chest) / Mark VI (shoulders)
Armor Color: White / Blue
Occupation: Spartan IV
Affiliation: UNSC
First Appearance: “UPGRADE”
Status: Alive
Voice Actor: Syp

Appearances
• WarGames (1 episode)

LOCATIONS

Outpost Black Out

Outpost Black Out is a military outpost on a water planet controlled by the UNSC. It was blown up during the events of Infinity. According to Geff in Talking, the guards were stationed there for three years prior to their reassignment. It was located on a water planet.

Information
Affiliation: UNSC
Map: Blackout
First Appearance: “Talking”
Status: Destroyed

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (8 episodes)

Outpost Rat’s Nest

Outpost Rat’s Nest is a military outpost controlled by the UNSC. It was blown up during the events of Infinity. The Pilot is unimpressed with this outpost, gloating about destroying it to the guards.

Information
Affiliation: UNSC
Map: Rat’s Nest
First Appearance: “Infinity”
Status: Destroyed

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 1 (1 episode)

Outpost Cold Storage

Outpost Cold Storage is a military outpost supposedly controlled by the UNSC. It is where the guards are currently stationed as of Clueless. In Arrival, it is revealed that the guards were dropped off here after their reassignment to the UNSC Infinity was cancelled, and that they have not had contact with the UNSC since they arrived. In the same episode, it is also revealed that this outpost is located on an ice planet.

Information
Affiliation: UNSC
Map: Cold Storage / Waterfall
First Appearance: “Clueless”
Status: Stable

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 2 (5 episodes)

Outpost Icebox

Outpost Icebox is a military outpost controlled by Trinity Security, purchased from the UNSC. It is located on a planet within the inner colonies.

Information
Affiliation: Trinity (formerly UNSC)
Map: Icebox
First Appearance: “Elsewhere”
Status: Stable

Appearances
• Guard Duty Season 2 (1 episode)